Celebrating National Hiking Day in Puerto Rico

Pristine beaches, lush forests, and diverse wildlife are just some of the vistas to be enjoyed on the beautiful archipelago of Puerto Rico. The scenic terrain is prized by residents and visitors alike, inspiring physically and mentally fulfilling journeys into the great outdoors. This November 17th is Take a Hike Day, an awareness event devoted to the benefits of hiking. Beyond the clear advantages of healthy physical activity and time spent in nature, taking hikes offers opportunities for emotional, cognitive, and social growth for both children and adults. Hiking is…

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el Yunque Rain Forest

el Yunque Rain Forest

Planning a trip to Puerto Rico? If you are a nature lover or just want to be able to really relax, make sure to schedule a visit to El Yunque National Forest. Its name refers to Yuke , which meant “white lands” in the native language of the indigenous Taíno people that lived in the area. It has the distinction of being the only rain forest within the United States’ national forest system. While it’s on the smaller side, at 29,000 acres, it is biologically one of the most diverse.…

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Puerto Rico Rainforest Tours Made Easy

Puerto Rico El Yunque Rain Forest

Puerto Rico Rainforest Tours Made Easy Did you know that the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico is actually the only tropical rainforest in the entire American National Parks System? With rainfall that exceeds 200 inches/year in certain specific areas. El Yunque offers a perfect jungle like setting with rivers, waterfalls and lush foliage. Apart from the hundreds of species of plants, trees, orchids and a handful of animals that you can explore, El Yunque provides some of the most breathtaking trails for hiking too! If you are traveling to…

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